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Two Worlds II (Windows)

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Description

Two World II is a fantasy role playing game which continues the storyline from the first game.

Aziraal was the ancient god of war revered by the Orcs and said to possess immense powers. When Aziraal's tomb was opened at the end of the first game, the god's powers transferred to our hero's sister. Now the dark lord Gandohar, determined to have Aziraal's power for himself, has taken our hero and his sister captive and is draining those powers from her. The escape from the prison acts as a tutorial for the game until the hero finally steps out into Antaloor.

There is a huge world to be explored containing deserts, forests, swamps, seashores, cities and rural areas, plus many hidden caves and dungeons. There will be encounters with every kind of monster imaginable from killer insects to huge beasts, as well as humanoid enemies of varied races. Since the levels of the enemies are not tied to the player's level, some fights need to be avoided until the hero advances and increases his abilities. The game boasts that there are enough quests to keep players busy for about 100 hours.

In the single-player game, the hero can be a male only. His specialty (warrior, ranger, mage) can be changed at will by swapping equipment. Success as each is entirely dependent upon how earned skill points are assigned.

Two Worlds II features improvements over the first game including new user interface, game engine and magic & crafting systems. It includes all of the gameplay elements that were part of Two Worlds I (riding on horseback, crafting, forging, alchemy). Sailing (planned for the first game, but never released) is possible in this game, albeit in only a few locations.

Feats and skills can be learned to enhance each form of combat. Learned spells can be combined with each other using the new card modifiers to enhance or change their effects. Improvements to the crafting/forging aspects make it possible to improve weapons and armor differently. For instance, objects in inventory can be broken down to their base elements (cloth, wood, iron).

Two Worlds II also offers five multiplayer modes for up to 8 players: Crystal Capture, PvP, Dual, Adventure (7 chapters), and a Village mode. In multiplayer, new characters are created with a choice of several races and can be male or female.

Screenshots

Two Worlds II Windows City sewers in the savannah are usually filled with dangerous mummies. In this shot, I'm starting to explore one.
Two Worlds II Windows Chilling near an abandoned house, where I've completed a quest.
Two Worlds II Windows The architecture and atmosphere of New Athos have a very distinctive Japanese influence.
Two Worlds II Windows This monstrosity "boss" must be killed at the end of Chapter 1

Alternate Titles

  • "Два мира II" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

"Fixing" what wasn't broken, leaving what was Cavalary (5122) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer Feb 04, 2011 82 out of 100 82
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 26, 2010 80 out of 100 80
Strategy Informer Mar 01, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Jan 25, 2011 7.75 out of 10 78
VicioJuegos.com Jan 19, 2010 77 out of 100 77
GameTrailers Feb 08, 2011 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Jan 25, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Happens Jan 30, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Dec 17, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Calm Down Tom Jul 12, 2011 6 out of 10 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Has anybody played Two World 2 yet? 6 Cavalary (5122)
Feb 04, 2011

Trivia

Sales

On December 9, 2010, it was announced that Two Worlds II had recently broken the one million unit sales mark in Europe after just three weeks on the store shelves.

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Jeanne (75627) added Two Worlds II (Windows) on Jan 29, 2011
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